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  • Yes on I-1631: An inclusive approach to building healthier communities By Andy Nicholas, Associate Director of Fiscal Policy at the Washington State Budget & Policy Center.This post is republished with permission from their blog.Washingtonians must take bold action to ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2018, 10:31 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Tell Whatcom County Council: Safeguard our communities, Cherry Point, and the Salish Sea In a shocking move, Canada’s federal government recently announced it will purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Texas giant Kinder Morgan, bailing out the stalled tar sands export expansion ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2018, 1:59 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Op-Ed: YES on I-1631, for clean energy and healthy communities By Ander Russell, Clean Water Program Manager, and Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director of Community to Community Development; Originally published in Cascadia Weekly, April 11, 2018.Support clean air, clean energy ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2018, 11:36 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Environmental Groups Challenge Permit for Oil Refinery Export Expansion Click here for the full appeal with the state Shorelines Hearings Board.You can find more background information at the end of this page, and at www.re-sources.org ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2018, 8:55 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27th: Critical moratorium extension hearing! Cherry Point is still at risk of becoming an unrefined fossil fuel export hub, and we need you to insist that the Whatcom County Council make permanent policies to protect ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2018, 9:41 PM by Eddy Ury
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Sustainable Schools

  • Easing the Burden on People and the Environment at Birchwood Elementary by Sasha Savoian, Sustainable Schools Education SpecialistPurchasing clothing for the new school year can cause financial strain on families but children grow so much year to year it becomes ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2018, 12:04 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • Teaching STEM streamside and in the Classroom By Andrea ReiterAfter completing the Young Water Stewards program in my 15th classroom this year, a Ferndale High School student asked me what my favorite part about teaching this ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2018, 10:42 AM by Hannah Coughlin
  • Upcycled: Art and science students find creative uses for waste By Sasha Savoian, Education SpecialistWhat can you make from materials otherwise destined for the landfill? Sustainable Schools new waste prevention workshop, Upcycled, allows middle and high schools students in ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 4:55 PM by Simon Bakke
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Clean Water

  • Sorting It Out: How we're learning about trash to combat pollution By Beau Seydel, Clean Water Program internAmong the beautiful bays and public parks of Whatcom County and beyond, I find something hidden (sometimes not so hidden) that seems to ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2018, 9:21 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Bellingham’s waterfront: New public spaces, new hope for orcas By Eleanor Hines, North Sound Baykeeper and Lead ScientistA few weeks into Orca Month (also known as “June” to many of you), we got some sad news – we lost ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:39 AM by Simon Bakke
  • June is Orca Month: A time to reflect on the Salish Sea and its threatened whales (Content for this blog is courtesy of the Orca Month website. Visit their page for more!)Working together from all corners of the Salish Sea, we can restore the habitat ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 1:45 PM by Simon Bakke
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